Art Nouveau Desk
This desk was inspired by a piece made by the French art nouveau furnituremaker Jacques Gruber, though this design is simpler and visually lighter. The legs are tapered, bent laminations, their plies cut from 12/4 stock. Leo veneered the top with a 24-in.-wide leaf of flat-cut Cuban mahogany veneer from a tree harvested in the early 1970s.
SOLID MAHOGANY, PLUS CUBAN MAHOGANY, SATINWOOD, AND CURLY MAPLE VENEERS, 26D x 70W x 29H
– Leo Litto, Austin, Texas
Photos for Texas show: Dale H. Leach, DHLPhotographix.com
From Fine Woodworking #295
Texas furniture makers’ show
The annual statewide competition for custom furniture makers was held in November at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center in Kerrville. This is one example of the beautiful work on view. For more, you can check out their page on Facebook or Instagram.